Friday, July 9, 2010

Camera-Critters #118

As you view this post, I am hanging out with my daddy and probably being kissed by my brother the wolfdog (Matouk). Yes, I'm away... for EIGHT whole days!!! Hopefully this time won't be as bad as the last time when it was time to head home, and I had to walk into the airport and leave my daddy standing behind me. I almost couldn't do it. I was literally sick to my stomach (that's one way to avoid the need for lipozene LOL), and I wanted nothing more than to turn around and run back out of the airport and jump in Dad's truck and go back to spend more time with him... ummmm indefinitely. Yes, I'm 35 years old. Who cares? You can still be a daddy's girl at 35 years old!

This photo has some significance when it comes to me and Dad. When he was out here in Missouri with me, he heard a bird and commented that he had never heard that bird before then. My dad is the one who instilled the love of nature and animals in me, so it was significant that he had never heard this bird's call prior to then. We called it the "wind-up bird", because its call sounds like it has been wound up and let go. After he left, my buddy and I researched the internet to put a name to the "wind-up bird", and we discovered it was an Upland Sandpiper. So, three years later, I finally got a good photo of one. In fact, it was as if the bird was posing for me!!! I present to you...

the Upland Sandpiper
(c) Misty DawnS
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Adrienne Zwart

Lovely colors!

Cheryl Kohan

Fabulous shot! So glad you finally got to photograph it.


I know how you feel when you talk about your daddy--I still feel that way about mine too. Enjoy your 8 days!! A great shot of that bird too.

We love Luna

This critter is beautiful, he is kindly posing for your camera!
I think I can understand what you mean about your father.But the important point is the quality not the time, and the pure love that you feel inside your heart!Be happy!And...
Happy weekend
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna


Beautiful shot, Misty. You are so lucky to have your Dad. There is nothing wrong with being a Daddy's Girl. Enjoy him (and your wolf bro).


Awesome shot of the Upland Sandpiper. The colors are fantastic looking.


Nice tall, pretty bird and a nice love and respect you have for your father.


I love the bird's expression!!


That is one cute bird and he/she poses like a real top model :)


What a fabulous picture! Love the soft blue background... Enjoy your time away.


Wonderful shot of the "Wind-up" bird 8v) I do like that extended neck look...hehe.

Corner Gardener Sue

Hi Misty,
What a lovely creature! It does look like it's posing for you. Have fun with your dad! I just spent some time at my parents so they could play with my grandson. I did most of my post there. My mom went for a haircut part of the time, and my dad and grandson were in and out of the room where I was working. It was fun hearing them interact.


Your patience paid off! Beautiful capture. I've yet to add this one to my life list, so I'm a little envious. Thanks for sharing it with us. ~karen

Mary Lou

That is a beautiful shot of the wind up bird. How unusual..
thanks for hosting us.

Joanne Olivieri

How elegant and beautiful a fantastic shot.


This is a perfectly composed shot. A very elegant bird, defiantly trying to pose for you.

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